Friday, October 19, 2012
Yesterday I got angry, yes, angry. That is not right but I did it anyway.
Arriving at the Mexican bridge to meet the pastor's son 1/2 hour early I waited until 11:00, one hour, yes one hour after he was to show and no show.
I am sitting in the United States side of the bridge and try to call the pastors cell with the phone number I have. It didn't work as my phone was turned to Mexico, not the United states. Here on the border you think you are in Mexico.
After 11:00 I left. It was so hot and I had been sitting long enough. Every little bit I would stop and try to call. For a few miles in I am still on Mexico on my cell.
Then I finally got her and she said she didn't know where her son was. He was supposed to be with me. I called back and forth for hours. You see that wasn't my money, it was theirs. Every call is 95 cents a minute. I am getting madder by the minute.
I stopped and had something to eat thinking that would help me but my waiter did not give me good service so I did not give him a tip. Still
Came home, called, he had not called her and the daughter in law said he had gone to McAllen which is close to me. I had no idea what he was doing there.
Finally in the middle of the afternoon he called me. He got to the bridge at 1200 and had gone with a co worker to collect a pay check from their boss in Weslaco.
Now I understood that. He had to do it as the boss called and he didn't want to lose his wages which he uses to support his wife, daughter and himself.
We did agree to meet Saturday morning. I don't like to do anything on Saturday as that is my getting ready for Sunday day.
Well, when I got home and had thought not to give them the $ 100.00 extra I always give them personally and after not tipping the waiter I went to the mail box and found a surprise gift from someone who said I just thought I should send this. $200.00. So I will be giving them their $100.00. The pastor would come to our side of the bridge but he does not have papers and can't.
So see God always tries us, Tribulation works patience, Then shows us once again that He does meet all of our needs.
So all of you who thought I was an let it be known I am human just like all of us.
Then in the afternoon my girl friend who lives one mile from me was traveling going toward Oklahoma City when she got in a big dust storm. There were 30 accidents and several people injured. I was concerned because that is tornado country. She finally found a way to turn around and followed some cars out of it and found a motel. She called me while she was still sitting in her car so I really prayed. I called her later and she was well but I went online and found a picture of the pile ups.
Then last night we began to have storm warnings here. Hail was coming toward us and it was lightening but the storm veered off and went to other towns here.
Now I am wondering if my friends are all right.
Quite a day. But I ended up
God bless you.